The New York Botanical Garden has put together a gorgeous exhibit in tribute to Monet’s garden in Giverny, France. The summer flower displays are always amazing but the presentation of colors and kinds of flowers in the Conservatory is almost overwhelming.
It is a veritable feast for the senses. Poppies, hollyhocks, delphiniums, water lilies, roses, irises and more. In a nod to Monet himself there are a number of blue flowers; You almost cannot take it all in.
Along with the stunning display in the conservatory they also have a number of life size photographs from Giverny in the Ross Gallery and two paintings in the Rondina Gallery. Amble through the perennial garden and read about some of France’s great poets. It truly is a garden-wide tribute to one of the greatest Impressionist painters.
I’ve been to Giverny once before and it was remarkable for many reasons: Seeing that famous green bridge in person and knowing that Monet himself spent so much time studying and painting it. The sheer amount of space filled with more flowers than your eye could take in. Nothing compares. But the NYBG did a tremendous job in creating a piece of that beauty and conveying some of that joy in their exhibit. It runs through October 21st. I strongly urge you to go more than once! Each season brings new flowers…